Robert Crumb. Sketchbooks 1964-1982 Edition of 1,000
Taschen Limited Edition
This six-book boxed set is based on the original seven-volume series released by the German publisher Zweitausendeins between 1981 and 1997. Unlike this previous edition, which included every doodle ever made by the preeminent underground artist, our edition has been personally curated by the notoriously fastidious artist to include only what he considers his best work, reproduced directly from the original sketchbooks. This slip-cased set is made with loving attention to detail in a size and format selected by the artist. Each book in the set contains 224 pages, for a total of 1,344 pages of prime Crumb from the artist's most prolific, early period. The set includes a handwritten introduction, many pages of original color works, and 50 redrawn images distinctly different from the original works. Each set in this 1,000-copy limited edition also includes a signed, authenticated color art print of a collectible Crumb original.
With Robert Crumb's original art setting records at auction (the cover art for Mr. Natural #1 sold for $ 101,575 at Dallas-based Heritage Auction Galleries in 2007), this limited edition with signed print is sure to increase in value and be sought both as an investment by collectors and as a stunning addition to any Crumb fan's library. The slipcased set is made with loving attention to detail in a size and format selected by the artist. Each book in the boxed set contains 224 pages, for a total of 1,344 pages of prime Crumb. The set includes a hand-written introduction by Robert Crumb. Each set of this 1,000-copy limited edition also includes a signed color art print of the Crumb original The artist Robert Crumb first found fame with Zap comics in 1968. Subsequent comics include Snatch, Big Ass, Despair, Weirdo and Hup. He starred in the Oscar nominated 1994 film Crumb, and has produced many books, including TASCHEN's Sex Obsessions.
The editor Dian Hanson produced a variety of men's magazines from 1976 to 2001, including Juggs, Outlaw Biker, and Leg Show, before becoming TASCHEN's Sexy Book Editor. Her titles include the "body part" series, The Art of Pin-up, Psychedelic Sex, and Ren Hang.
Robert Crumb. Sketchbooks 1964-1982
Edition of 1,000 Dian Hanson Hardcover in slipcase with signed print "Gurls! Sex!" in portfolio, 20.5 x 27 cm, 1,344 pages ISBN 978-3-8365-2443-8 Edition: English
"Underground cartoonist Robert Crumb's X-rated œuvre has been catalogued before, but never by his own hand… fans of caustic humor, alienation, and luxurious pubic hair rejoice." — V Magazine, New York